Tascam Mixcast 4 Podcast Recorder

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Tascam Mixcast 4 Podcast Recorder


Sound pads for instant triggering/effects
For production of podcasts with up to four people

Key Points
  • 4 mic inputs with auto-mix
  • 4 headphones outs
  • Sound pads for effects
  • Mute and Solo buttons

  

Tascam Mixcast 4 Podcast Recorder

Sound pads for instant triggering/effects

 

Tascam Mixcast 4

Podcast Recording Console


Audio creation made easy

Mixcast 4 makes professional content creation easy. For podcast creation, live streaming, event production or voice over, Mixcast 4 can mix and record mic input with internal background music, effect sounds and jingles via the trigger pads, and external audio input from your phone, PC or Bluetooth device.

Together with the Tascam Podcast Editor software you get a complete package including waveform editing and multi-track recording for all work steps from pre-production to completion.

 

Stress-free touch panel control

Equipped with four mic inputs and four individual headphones outputs, the Mixcast 4 is always ready for podcast production without complicated settings. It provides all audio-related operation and workflow needed for live-streaming, events, podcasts, and other applications. The auto-mixing function, for example, can automatically adjust optimal levels and set mic priority for a perfect mix.

And thanks to the 5-inch colour touch screen, you can intuitively access the well-structured menu and make the desired settings with just a few simple steps.

 

A complete workstation with all the functions you need

From audio recording to the mixing of recorded audio, the Mixcast 4 offers a complete production environment with multiple convenient functions such as 14-track recording direct to the unit’s SD card, Bluetooth audio input, an Aux input connector to easily mix and record phone conversations (with mix-minus) or other sound sources, and USB connectivity that allows the unit to add sounds from a computer.

You can even use Mixcast 4 as a 14-in/2-out USB audio interface with your favourite DAW software.

 

Enhance content with real-time sound effects

The Mixcast 4 comes with eight banks of fully customisable, illuminated sound pads which can be triggered during a podcast production or live broadcast. In addition to preset sound effects, users can flexibly assign new sounds, music or even mic sounds that have been pre-recorded on the unit.

The Mixcast 4 sound pads also allow for easy and on-time voice effects such as pitch transformation, reverb and more to make live streams and recordings even more interesting and fun.

 

Tascam Podcast Editor available for post-editing and control

The Tascam Podcast Editor offers simple and practical editing of audio content, track arming, as well as easy configuration and assignment of sound effects and background music to the sound pads.

There’s no need for expert knowledge on DAW software as Podcast Editor also offers intuitive graphics that will help users record audio easily using the Mixcast 4. Tascam Podcast Editor is designed specifically for Mixcast 4 and is available for both computers and mobile devices.

 

Features at a glance

  • Production of podcasts with up to four people: 4 mic inputs with auto-mix, 4 headphones outputs
  • Invite guests and friends: Mix-Minus to include call-ins with echo-free audio via Bluetooth, USB input or 4-pole TRRS audio cable
  • Sound pads for instant sound triggering and effects
  • Easy and intuitive control using a 5-inch touchscreen
  • Fully compatible with the dedicated Tascam Podcast Editor software to cover the entire production workflow
  • Records up to 14 tracks directly to an SD card (12 channels + stereo mix)
  • Built-in USB audio interface with 14 inputs and two outputs
  • Nine language options including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean

 

Hardware

  • Four mic inputs over balanced XLR/TRS combo jacks
  • Four headphones outputs with independent volume controls
  • Headset input/output via 3.5-mm TRRS mini-jack (mirrors the output of headphones output 1)
  • Stereo line input, selectable between dual balanced TRS jacks and a 3.5-mm TRRS jack
  • Balanced monitor outputs via dual TRS jacks
  • Stereo line output via 3.5-mm stereo mini-jack

 

Eight Sound Pad buttons

Use these to instantly play effect sounds, jingles, background music or other audio material

Eight sound banks available for up to 64 sounds in total

Quickly switch between the eight sound banks via the touchscreen

One bank of sounds included (can be set with Podcast Editor)

Eight large channel faders to mix the levels of

  • four mic signals
  • one stereo signal via USB
  • one stereo signal from a mobile device
  • one stereo signal via Bluetooth

 

the Sound Pad sounds

Mute and Solo buttons on each channel (sound pad channel: Solo only)

Talkback button for announcements to the podcast participants

Mark button to set marks for specific events or phases of the podcast during recording

Powered by low-noise DC 12 V (AC adapter with screw lock included as standard)

 

Software settings and processing

 

Mic channels:

Selection between Condenser (with 48 V phantom power) and Dynamic

Easy sound settings (Deep, Mid, Bright) or manual setting (two-band semi-parametric EQ), switchable on/off

Easy compressor settings (Soft, Hard) or manual setting with five parameters, switchable on/off

De-esser (three parameters) and noise supressor (five parameters)

Reverb (one mic channel only) with easy settings (Small, Medium, Large) or manual setting (five room types, three parameters), switchable on/off

USB, smartphone, Bluetooth stereo channels:

De-esser (three parameters) and noise supressor (five parameters)

Easy audio enhancement settings (Talk, Music, Off)

Feature to play back, check, rename or delete recorded audio files

 

Sound pads:

Select from six different methods of how sound pad sounds are played

Record sound pad sounds

Audio settings:

USB Mix-Minus on/off

Feedback prevention on/off

Line level output on/off

Solo mode pre/after fader

Display brightness, Auto power-off

Adjustable time delay for the USB output signal to compensate for any time delay between the unit’s audio and video signals played from a computer (0–2000 ms)

SD cards can be erased (quick or full erase) and used as a mass-storage device via USB

Bundled with dedicated TASCAM Podcast Editor application to cover the entire system workflow

Load audio files into Mixcast 4 to use them for the Sound Pads

Load recorded Podcasts from Mixcast 4 for editing and archiving

Record multiple audio tracks with your computer or mobile device

 

Supported Operating Systems

Windows

Windows 10 (May 2021, version 21H1)

Mac

macOS Big Sur (11.0) macOS Catalina (10.15)

iOS

iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 iOS 13 / iPadOS 13

 

 

Specifications

Recorder specifications

Recording media

SD cards (64 MB – 2 GB)

SDHC cards (4–32 GB)

SDXC cards (48–512 GB)

Recording/playback format

WAV, 48 kHz, 24 bit, 2-channel stereo / 14-channel poly (BWF)

Approximate recording times with 16-GB SD card (in hours:minutes)

 

  Stereo recording

16:30

  14-track recording

2:20

Analogue audio inputs

Mic inputs 1-4

XLR/TRS combo jacks

XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)

6.3-mm standard TRS jacks (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)

  Maximum input level

+10 dBu (when LEVEL at min.)

  Nominal input level

−10 dBu (when LEVEL at min.)

  Minimum input level

−76.5 dBu (when LEVEL at max.)

  Gain range

66.5 dB

  Input impedance

2.1 kΩ

Headset input (TRRS, CTIA standard)

3.5-mm, 4-pole mini jack

  Maximum input level

+4 dBV (when LEVEL at min.)

  Nominal input level

−16 dBV (when LEVEL at min.)

  Minimum input level

−82.5 dBV (when LEVEL at max.)

  Gain range

66.5 dB

  Input impedance

2 kΩ

Line input (TRRS, CTIA standard)

3.5-mm, 4-pole mini jack

  Maximum input level

+8 dBV

  Nominal input level

−12 dBV

  Input impedance

12 kΩ

Line inputs L/R (balanced)

6.3-mm standard TRS jacks

(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)

  Maximum input level

+24 dBu

  Nominal input level

+4 dBu

  Input impedance

11 kΩ

Analogue audio outputs

Phones outputs 1-4

6.3-mm standard stereo jacks

  Maximum output power

45 mW + 45 mW (0.1% THD+N or less, 32 Ω)

Headset output (TRRS)

3.5-mm, 4-pole mini jack

(signal mirrors Phones 1 output)

Line output (TRRS, CTIA standard)

3.5-mm, 4-pole mini jack

  Maximum output level

−25 dBu

  Nominal output level

−45 dBu

  Output impedance

100 Ω

Monitor output L/R (balanced)

6.3-mm standard TRS jacks

(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)

  Maximum output level

+20 dBu

  Nominal output level

0 dBu

  Output impedance

200 Ω

Line output

3.5-mm stereo mini jack

  Maximum output level

+6 dBV

  Nominal output level

−14 dBV

  Output impedance

200 Ω

Control input/output

USB port

USB Type-C connector

  Formats

USB 2.0 High Speed

USB Audio Class 2.0

USB Mass Storage Class

Audio performance

Equivalent input noise, mic inputs

≤−125 dBu (150 Ω termination, LEVEL at max.)

Frequency response (mic inputs 1–4)

20 Hz – 20 kHz: ±0.3 dB (JEITA)

S/N ratio (mic inputs 1–4)

101 dB (channel faders at 0, 20 kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighted)

Distortion (mic inputs 1–4)

0.003 % (1 kHz sine wave, channel faders at 0, 20 kHz SPCL LPF)

Crosstalk

≥95 dB

Note: Measurement conditions conform to JEITA CP-2905B.

Bluetooth

Output class

Class 2

(approx. 10 m* unobstructed transmission distance)

Supported profile

A2DP

Supported A2DP codecs

SBC, AAC

Supported A2DP content protection

SCMS-T

Computer hardware requirements

Windows

Windows computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher)

  CPU/processor speed

2 GHz or faster dual core processor (x86)

  Memory

2 GB or more

Mac

Mac computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher)

  CPU/processor speed

2 GHz or faster dual core processor

  Memory

2 GB or more

Power supply and other specifications

Power supply

Dedicated AC adapter (PS-P1220E NUT), DC 12 V

Power consumption

12.5 W (maximum)

Weight

2.55 kg

Permissible operating temperature range

0–40 °C

Dimensions (W × H × D)

375 mm × 57 mm × 264 mm (excluding protrusions)

375 mm × 71 mm × 267 mm (overall)

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

 

Page last modified: 2021-08-26 11:04:20 UTC




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